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History program looks at Russian America

For the Fourth Thursday history program at the Seward Community Library Museum on Thursday, April 23, Shannon Kovac, cultural resources specialist at Kenai Fjords National Park, will give an overview of the Russian presence in Resurrection Bay in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Sponsored by Resurrection Bay Historical Society, the one-hour program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. The event is free and open to the public.

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Kovac will give an overview of the Russian presence in Resurrection Bay and will include information on the fort and the ship the Phoenix, the first Russian sailing vessel constructed in North America.

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